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The Self-Study option allows you to prepare to pass the PMP® Exam, where and when it’s convenient using comprehensive reading materials and interactive online tools, available 24/7. You have the freedom to structure your daily, weekly, or even monthly PMP® study goals around your busy or unpredictable schedule.

The Self-Study option may be your perfect fit if…

  • You have a very busy and/or unpredictable schedule and therefore need a flexible study option.
  • You prefer to study on your own, at your own pace.
  • You are committed and self-motivated to stay on track to meet your goal.
  • You are looking to save time and money by avoiding travel expenses and time away from work.

What’s included in the Self-Study course option?


  • Three printed books provide in-depth exploration of the 5 performance domains (Process Groups) from the PMP® Examination Content Outline, and are organized to follow the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition.
  • A glossary of key PMP terminology is included at the end of each chapter, with official PMI® definitions (utilizing the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition glossary or PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms Version 3.0).
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help check your understanding and retention of topics.

book1_vertical_whiteChapters 1-3

Provide context and an overall framework for the 10 Knowledge Areas
– Chapter 1: Project Management Concepts
– Chapter 2: Project Management Framework
– Chapter 3: Project Management Skills

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Teach the 10 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition
– Chapter 4: Integration Management
– Chapter 5: Scope Management
– Chapter 6: Schedule Management
– Chapter 7: Cost Management
– Chapter 8: Quality Management
– Chapter 9: Resource Management
– Chapter 10: Communications Management
– Chapter 11: Risk Management
– Chapter 12: Procurement Management
– Chapter 13: Stakeholder Management

book3_vertical_whiteChapter 14

Finalize your PMP® exam preparation with exam tips and strategies and practice worksheets for final review
– Chapter 14: Exam Preparation and Review


You will have 24/7 access to interactive online study tools for one full year.


Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice questions organized by PMP® Exam performance domains (Process Groups).
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study. Complete the post-test with a score of 80% or higher to earn a certificate of completion.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence with a computer-based practice exam.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP® Exam resources, feedback links, and more.